Researchers discover way to assess future literacy challenges

A quick biological test may be able to identify children who have literacy challenges or learning disabilities long before they learn to read, according to new research. The study centers on the child’s ability to decipher speech — specifically consonants — in a chaotic, noisy environment. Noisy environments, such as homes with blaring televisions and wailing children, loud classrooms or urban streetscapes, can disrupt brain mechanisms associated with literacy development in school-age children. —> Read More